Replacing Obi will Spell doom for Igbo – Diaspora Nigerians
Diaspora Nigerians for Real Change on Saturday warned that replacing Peter Obi as running mate of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar will portray Ndi-gbo as a divided ethnic group in the country.
The group in a statement signed by Chief John Ufondu wondered how any reasonable Igbo could be kicking against Peter Obi as Vice Presidential candidate for the 2019 general elections urging the opinion leaders in the South East most especially the Apex Ndigbo body Ohaneneze to call all warning factions together and back the candidacy of the former governor of Anambra state.
The statement states,” it is disheartening that while high profile politicians like Bauchi Governor Dankwambo are congratulating Atiku on his wise choice some leaders of thought in the South East will be unhappy with the candidacy of Peter Obi as running mate to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
“I think what is needed right now is for us as a region to rally round the former governor of Anambra state.
“We have been complaining of marginalization, this is now an opportunity a candidate from south East to be near the Presidency for the past 35 years.
“Moreover, replacing Obi will portray Atiku as an unserious politician that is not strategic in his decision.
“The ruling party will use that to campaign against Ndi-gbo.
“What is necessary now is for Ohaneze to rally round Peter Obi and Atiku candidacy .”